Remote Language Learning - Application for Admission 2020/21
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Thank you for your interest in Mighty Morningside - our remote learning language immersion program.  We are more than just language classes; our intent is to produce children fluent in the language - and we do.  Mighty Morningside seeks families committed to multilingualism.  To apply, fill out the form below and submit a $25 application fee.  We recommend you complete the form in one sitting.  You will be contacted to schedule an interview.  If you seek admission to our in-person learning program, fill out the in-person application instead - you need not file both.

Your Child's Full Name and Current Age 


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What type of remote learning are you seeking?
I want my child to acquire or sustain a particular language.
I want my child to be exposed to other languages.
I am looking to fill out my child's day with interesting activities.
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Parent Contact Information

First Name:
Last Name:
Work Phone:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Postal Code:
How did you hear about us?:
Parent 2: Name, Phone, Email:

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How did you hear about Mighty Morningside or Morningside PlayCare Immersion

Columbia U
Another Parent - Please give name below.
Yahoo Groups
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About Your Family
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Select all answers that apply. 

Both parents are fluent in English.
One or two parents or grandparents are fluent in English.
Both parents are fluent in Mandarin.
One or two parents or grandparents are fluent in Mandarin.
One or two parents or grandparents are fluent in languages other than English or Mandarin. Please list below.
Both parents are fluent in Spanish
One or two parents or grandparents are fluent in Spanish
There is another language in our household. We describe below in "Other."
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Please list countries to which you or your family have traveled in the past five years. 


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Family's have different needs and preferences. What kind of schedule best suits your family's needs?  Check all that apply; and please explain in comments section.
An After School Class
A Mommy/Daddy and Me Class
A full day school schedule in the target language
One to One tutoring
A Group Class
A Combination of One-to-one and group learning
5 days per week
Less than 5 days per week
40 minutes per day
1 hour per day
More than 1 hour per day
A morning schedule
An afternoon schedule
A weekend schedule
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For what date are you seeking enrollment?

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What is your primary motivation for seeking remote learning?  For how long do you expect to continue remote learning?


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About Your Child

What is your child's date of birth?  Please write out month, then numerical day, then year.


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How old is your child?
1 year or younger
2 years
3 years
4 years
5 years
6 years
7 years
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Child's Gender
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Identify your child's daily educational or child care prior to the pandemic?

Day Care or Pre-School
Public Kindergarten
Private Kindergarten
Public First Grade
Private First Grade
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Identify the instructional program at your child's previous school or childcare.  

Language Immersion (50% - 100% of each day in the target language)
Foreign Language Classes (5 hours or less per week)
English only
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What type of instruction or care will he/she receive in the fall? 

Combination of Remote and In-Person
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Language(s) in which child is spoken to at home or in childcare and which he/she understands.
Another Indigenous European Language (List below)
Another Indigenous African Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous Asian Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous South American Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous North American Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous North Seas Language (List Below)
Another Indigenous South Seas Language (List Below)
Another Middle Eastern Language including Arabic or Hebrew (List Below)
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If your child has begun speaking clear words, what language(s) is he/she speaking?  Please also tell us about your family's language and ethnic heritage in the comments section.

Other (indicate below)
My child has not yet begun speaking clear words.
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If your child is an infant or toddler, please list five of the longest utterances your child can speak. If he can speak in complete sentences, please give an example of the complexity of a typical sentence, she might speak.

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We know it's impossible to describe anyone's personality in one word.  That said, which of the following best describes your child's personality orientation. (Please explain below.)
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Remote learning works differently for different children.  What are your child's best and worst remote learning experiences?

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Why do you feel our program would be a good match for your child?  What are your priorities for him/her for this coming year?

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Does your child have any health issues that could impact his/her participation in remote learning.  If yes, please describe.

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What are your child's special interests?  What are his/her favorite activities? 


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Do you know your child's learning style?  If so, please describe.


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I plan to apply for financial assistance. If so, please download the PDF form from the bottom of the Admissions page of the website, complete, and email to us at


  • What is your family's income bracket? This is important to us for research purposes. Families who are applying for financial assistance should also indicate that here in the comments section, and download a financial assistance form from the Morningside PlayCare website.  Go to Admissions tab and scroll down. The financial aid application is due within ten days of filing for admissions.  

$350,000 or more.
$250,000 to $299,000
$200,000 - $249,000
$150,000 - $199,000
$100,000 - $149,000
$50,000 - $99.000
Below $50,000
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Thank you for your application.  You will hear from us within the next few days to schedule an interview play-date.  If you don't hear from us within 3 days, email us:

If you would like to know more about our commitment to multilingualism, watch the TED Talk at the bottom of our home-page, and visit our Toddler Language Project page.  

 You may view  parent testimonies to hear from parents whose children have become multilingual.


We are committed to creating multilingual children.

An application fee of $25 is required to complete the application process.  You will be sent a PayPal invoice.  The invoice will include an invitation to schedule an interview; please respond.